UNISON 2014 by Cecilia Lisa Eliceche

By Cecilia Lisa Eliceche
Performance by Eveline Van Bauwel, Michael Helland, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, and Gilles Polet | Tarek Halaby | Manon Santkin
Performance advice by Manon Santkin
Music by Christophe Albertijn

STUK, March 4, 2014 (Leuven)
TAKT Dommelhof, March 20, 2014 (Neerpelt)
Mestizo Arts Platform, October 25, 2015 (Antwerp)
Explore Dance Festival, October 30-31, 2015 (Bucharest)
Extra City Kunsthal, February 6, 2016 (Antwerp)
STUK, April 19-20, 2016 (Antwerp)
Sadler’s Wells, May 5-6, 2016 (London)
MDT, May 25-26, 2016 (Stockholm)
De Brakke Grond, October 25-26, 2016 (Amsterdam)

For UNISON, Argentine Cecilia Lisa Eliceche works with one of the best-known concepts in choreography: unisono, or the simultaneous execution of the same movement. She wonders whether or not we can think out a community on the basis of this classic, formal choreographic tool. Eliceche is interested in the way we experience, question and redefine being together in a society. Next to that, she tries to incorporate relevant ideas from feminist texts by Donna Haraway and Judith Buttler into her dance. Eliceche’s experience as a dancer, for Claire Croizé and Eleanor Bauer, and as a choreographer of her own work, Cow’s Theory, stimulates her to create a performance in which form and politics are connected again. Very consciously, she chooses a political meaning in her work, but trying to allow space for free interpretation at the same time.